Sunday, June 28, 2020

READERS ARE TALKING
ABOUT
BETRAYAL ON THE BAYOU
"KUDOS ON A FANTASTIC DEBUT NOVEL!"
"Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte's debut novel, Betrayal on the Bayou, is a tour de force..." 
"Such rich cultural diversity, so much historic bedrock."





Wednesday, June 17, 2020

IT'S ALMOST JUNETEENTH!

EBOOK AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
PAPERBACK AVAILABLE NOW


DON'T FORGET TO GET YOUR COPY OF BETRAYAL ON THE BAYOU SENT TO YOUR READER ON JUNE 19TH!
The story of Louisiana’s fictional Tassin Valley and the bayou town of the same name begins in 1854, where the ruling Tassin family’s own peculiar version of code noir is strictly enforced, and the rich harvests are from soil thought to be magical. On the surface, the unique Tassin culture seems to promote a fairness acceptable for the times.

That is until a newly widowed young man from Paris arrives in town with his infant daughter, setting off a twenty-eight-year chain of events that reveal the brutal truths of inequality, colorism and betrayal.


A fast paced, page turning read, the people and the valley and town of Tassin will keep you at the brink until the end.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089G8SHWJ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0



Sunday, June 7, 2020

Thursday, June 4, 2020

BETRAYAL ON THE BAYOU IS AVAILABLE AT AMAZON.COM




Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte's first novel about Louisiana’s fictional Tassin Valley and the bayou town of the same name begins in 1854, where the ruling Tassin family’s own peculiar version of code noir is strictly enforced, and the rich harvests are from soil thought to be magical. On the surface, the unique Tassin culture seems to promote a fairness acceptable for the times. That is until a newly widowed young man from Paris arrives in town with his infant daughter, setting off a twenty-eight-year chain of events that reveal the brutal truths of inequality, colorism and betrayal. A fast paced, page turning read, the people and the valley and town of Tassin will keep you on the brink until the end.

click link below:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089M615NT/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr  

Saturday, May 23, 2020

LOOK FOR THIS IN SUMMER!

My short story 
The Last Collard Green 
will be published in the upcoming 
Colossus:Home 
anthology.
Slated for summer 2020 release, all proceeds will be donated to Oakland's Moms4Housing

Watch this space for information on release date and where to purchase

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

BE WELL EVERYONE!

STAY WELL DURING THIS TIME OF HEALTH CRISIS AND ALWAYS. 

 SEE YOU OUT THERE WHEN THEY LET US BACK OUT THERE.  





Sunday, March 1, 2020

CANCELLED: B STREET WRITER'S WINTER READING AND OPEN MIC MARCH 7, 2020


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FUTURE B STREET WRITERS READINGS 

B Street Writers Collective’s Winter Reading
Saturday, March 7, 2020
2 to 4pm
Sun Gallery
1015 E St 
Hayward, California 94541

Cathy Dana, Poet Laureate of Alameda, featured poet. 
Sheryl Bize-Boutte, emcee. 

All welcome! The reading includes an open mic with 3 minutes. (That's one long poem or two short ones. Stories welcomed too!) 
Email bstreetwriterscollective@yahoo.com to get on the list. Sign ups also at the event, space permitting.

$5 donation appreciated, all proceeds go to the Sun Gallery.
Writers’ books will be available for purchase.
Open to the public.
Invite family and friends.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Thursday, February 6, 2020

POSTPONED:MAY 15, 2020 BACK AT THE M.I.!


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DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED---WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UPDATES!

Writers Lunch: Storytelling: the Writers Tradition
NEW DATE TBD

Mechanics' Institute
57 Post Street

San Francisco, CA  94104
Have you ever wondered how your stories, told through the generations, shaped your legacy and informed your writing? Would you like to explore your storytelling voice and learn how to tell an unforgettable story? Enjoy three storytellers and their personal tales! Discover basic tips for creating and crafting authentic stories that draw from your cultural roots.

The author and two contributors to Story Power will join in a lively telling and discussion. Story Power is available for pre-order via this link.
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Kate Farrell will give a brief overview of the oral tradition and how it guides the craft of writing. She will tell a story from Story Power and discuss how her German immigrant heritage influenced her work.
Humaira Ghilzai will share how Afghan folktales, proverbs, and the power of oral storytelling shaped her as a writer, blogger, and cultural advisor.
Sheryl Bize-Boutte will share experiences from her Creole relatives' expressive storytelling and how it helped to inform her writing.